Current Events with the Senior Activities Committee
On November 19, the Senior Activities Committee hosted an important and relevant current events session featuring Laura Burns of the Burns Law Group, PC. Ms. Burns discussed the Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Medicare, as well as Your Health Care and Financial Advanced Directives - The Importance of Planning. She also presented on Medicare vs. Medicaid and why long term care is essential. This significant event demonstrates SAC's commitment to hosting fun yet informative activities for all East Hills residents to learn from and enjoy.
SAC Learns about the Life of a Lobbyist!
Village attorney and fellow resident William Burton spoke to the Senior Activities Committee about his career in lobbying at the recent SAC-hosted brunch entitled The Life of a Lobbyist in Washington, D.C. As a former New York State Assistant Attorney General and Assistant Special Prosecutor, Mr. Burton explained the lobbying process and reporting requirements. He also told his favorite stories from his career in the nation's capital and in the states.
SAC chair Natalie Mansbach thanked Mr. Burton for participating. She said, "Bill's speech received such positive and enthusiastic feedback from the residents. It was informative and presented in an entertaining style. One could see from the smiles on the faces of the residents that they thoroughly enjoyed the presentation. We did not have to go to Washington D.C. to learn about lobbying because Bill brought all the excitement and intricacies to East Hills! Bill is a valued friend and supporter of Sac and we are grateful to have him on our team. "
Kykuit Retreat a Success!
Once again the Seniors of East Hills spent a fun filled and busy day as they joined the Senior Activities Committee on an adventure to visit the Rockefeller Estate (Kykuit) on October 10, 2013. Not only did the seniors enjoy the bucolic surroundings, but they also had the opportunity to view the Rockefeller family's extensive private collection of sculptures and art work. As SAC members ate lunch at Sunset Cove, a restaurant overlooking the Hudson River, they discussed the highly anticipated next stop, Union Church, where stained glass windows by Matisse and Chagal are on display. Snacks on the bus, a safe, comfortable ride and a friendly, helpful bus driver all added to a memorable day.
SAC Book Club with Guest Author Bonnie Trachtenberg
The Senior Activities Committee had a successful turnout and positive response to its guest author event and book signing on Tuesday, October 29. Bonnie Trachtenberg, author of Wedlocked and fellow East Hills resident, discussed the writing and publishing of her novel. She answered residents' questions about the events in Wedlocked, and revealed that many of them were based on her own experiences. SAC participants were surprised to discover that many characters in the book were actually drawn from real life!
ANOTHER GREAT EVENT FOR THE SENIORS
The SAC Committee, (Seniors Activities Committee), sponsored another spectacular event on Thursday, June 6th . A BBQ prepared by the Park Grille restaurant and entertainer JC Revue made the evening dynamic. Thanks to SAC, senior residents did not have to go far to participate in an evening with friends, meeting new ones, while enjoying sumptuous food and outstanding Broadway music. The evening would not have been possible without the theater and other facilities at the Park. The Seniors stressed they are grateful to the Village staff led by Bill Gavin who helped to make the event go comfortable and run smoothly.
As the Seniors enjoyed a buffet of hot dogs, burgers, salads, steak, and chicken, they were totally surprised by the smorgorsboard desert "finale" offered by the Jerry Stamantinos.
JC added to the spectacular eve by performing pop, show tunes, country music and old time favorites. The Seniors raved about her performance.
Thanks go to the Senior Activity Committee for arranging this event. The members are: Natalie Mansbach, (Chair) , Irving Chernofsky, (Treasurer) Phyllis Friedlin, (Secretary), and committee members-Eileen Reed, Leah Fiterstein, and Barbara Klein.
Natalie Mansbach, chair of SAC thanked Mayor Koblenz and the trustees for giving the Committee their support and turning "a mere dream of a modern park" into a "true reality of a club".
SENIORS CONTINUE TO GAIN TECH-SAVVY
With the help of local students from Roslyn High School, the seniors of East Hills have been honing their technology skills, learning to use iPads, iPhones, laptops, and other devices as the Senior Activities Committee, chaired by Natalie Mansbach, continues with their mission to keep the older residents of East Hills informed about the latest technological advancements.
“Our seniors are among the best in the area when it comes to using technology effectively,” said Mayor Michael Koblenz.
The students teaching the workshops benefit just as much as the seniors who take them, as they learn the value of community outreach and are treated to the stories and experiences of a generation that grew up without the constant influence of technology and the internet.
In addition to Chair Natalie Mansbach, the Senior Activities Committee includes Treasurer Irving Chernofsky and members Phylis Friedlin, Leah FIterstein, Barbara Klein, and Eileen Reid.